The schedule for the 45th New York Film Festival was up on Monday, and the biggest titles are already being sold out. A high profile selection of films from all over the world once again converge at Lincoln Center. It runs from September 28 to October 14, 2007
Opening night: Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited. Blade Runner, Ridley Scott’s ‘Final Cut’ after 25 years. Centerpiece Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men. Closing night, the animated Persepolis, based on the acclaimed graphic novel. A complete retrospective of Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, “father of Brazil’s Cinema Novo movement.”
While those are obvious picks for any avid film fan, sold out at no tickets means looking elsewhere. Other personal picks of mine would be: The Orphanage, produced by director Guillermo Del Toro of last year’s fantastic closing night film Pan’s Labyrinth. Hou Hsiao-hsien directing Juliette Binoche in Flight of the Red Balloon. Nicole Kidman and Jack Black in Noah Baumbach’s Margot at the Wedding. Song Kang-ho and Jeon Do-yeon (in her Cannes Best Actress award winning role) in Lee Chang-dong’s Secret Sunshine. Claude Chabrol’s A Girl Cut in Two. Béla Tarr’s The Man from London. Palme D’Or winner <4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days…
There’s just too many interesting films. Enough reading, just go watch something before more tickets are gone.
- Official website, New York Film Festival